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The unmistakable Jin Mao Tower is a remarkable skyscraper that was until recently the tallest building in the entire vast nation of China. This 88 floor modern marvel is part of the picturesque skyline of the district of Pudong in Shanghai.
This groundbreaking skyscraper features a distinctive design that incorporates a combination of both Eastern and Western architectural elements. These include Western Gothic influences skilfully combined with traditional Chinese design motifs. This design theme symbolically reflects the emergence of Shanghai’s prominent status as a significant global metropolis. Jin Mao Tower features a multi-functional model of use, with retail shopping outlets, offices and accommodation all featured in its various levels.
The building’s architects drew inspiration from the well-known shape of Chinese pagodas, and made extensive use of the numeral 8, which is considered to be very lucky according to Chinese beliefs. Accordingly the lowest section of the structure consists of sixteen storeys whilst each succeeding section is exactly 1/8th smaller in size than the one before.
Visitors have the opportunity to ascend to the building’s observation deck from where they will be able to enjoy sensational views over the city. If you arrive at the observation deck just before dusk you will have the opportunity to enjoy day as well as night views over Shanghai. Visitors will also have the opportunity to sample fine cocktails at Cloud 9, an upscale bar that provides an enthralling place to enjoy a drink. Jin Mao Tower is always a breathtaking sight and never fails to capture the imagination of the observer.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+